MacBook coating

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samtb, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Can wiping MacBook with a wet cloth alot really damage it's coating? In what way does it damage it?
     
  2. Beecker macrumors member

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    I'm not sure about a mac book. But I use alcohol and or Lysol wipes when cleaning my MBP. I'm not sure this helps.
     
  3. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    The only way to properly clean it is a microfiber cloth moistened with water. Nothing stronger is required unless its been abused.
     
  4. Beecker macrumors member

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    I should have clarified what I meant. I clean the aluminum with alcohol or Lysol wipes. The screen, I use a micro fiber with screen cleaner or just a mist of water.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No. Whoever told you that is wrong and shouldn't be allowed near a computer.

    Apple even provides instructions, right here:
    http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro/care/
     
  6. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What about screen cleaning fluid? Does anyone know what it's made of?
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Usually it's mostly water, with some isopropyl alcohol and other mild solvents mixed in.

    Edit: Crazy what you can find with Google, here's the exact composition, 99.1% water with some other crap mixed in

    https://www.klearscreen.com/MSDS.aspx
     
  8. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you think if you wipe the aluminium parts of the MacBook with the fluid, it would damage it over time?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The aluminium on the Mac is anodized to protect it against the elements including cleaning solvents. However it's not recommended to use abrasive solutions; some things like the sweat on your hands can cause pitting in aluminium, so just be sure to wipe it down once in a while.

    Also don't use sandpaper or scrubbing pads.

    I usually use rubbing alcohol with a paper towel as it both cleans and disinfects.
     

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